Informed by the tradition of documentary photography, Subotskyâ€™s work stresses mechanisms of control, power games, and territory wars governed by augmented structures and prosthetic institutions that stunt growth more than they develop and sustain; where the overall maturation of South Africa is quelled in favor of a select, elite few and their material interests, whilst the proletariat increasingly becomes indifferent; passive-aggressive. His work displays South Africaâ€™s tumult and disorder in developing an infrastructure that is able to consolidate the effects of Apartheid, failing to contain social degeneration, particularly regarding issues of class and status in a country plagued by endemic poverty, crime, and violence. An ode to Platoâ€™s Cave, after the dust has settled, the cultural revolution is imprisoned in an ivory tower; this is absolutute freedom, total establishment, all in preparation for more dust to settle. 11
A catalogue detailing the works and artists included in the third iJusi portfolio, curated by Pieter Hugo.